Make Do and Mend Workshops

textilesWe recently piloted four Make do and Mend workshops in association with the Costume and Textiles department of the Norfolk Museum Service.  They were a great success with a wide variety of people attending.  With your help the plan is to take these workshops out into Norfolk.  Are you interested in volunteering your services?  Can you instruct others how to mend or upcycle clothes and textiles?  Do you have a venue in mind?  Would you like support from us?  If yes, then please do get in touch and help others to love their clothes for longer.

Norfolk County Council run courses

sewing-6Please take a look at Norfolk County Council’s adult learning pages to view details of courses that teach a variety of sewing and dressmaking techniques.

Courses by other providers

Additionally, a range of sewing and textile classes are run in Norfolk by other organisations:

  • makeplace Norwich offers a range of sewing classes at both beginner and intermediate levels. They also offer some children’s classes www.makeplacenorwich.co.uk
  • Trade School Norwich offers classes for adults but with a difference. Students pay for classes with bartered items that the teacher requests. Cash never changes hands. Sewing and clothes repair classes are regularly offered, as well as sessions based on ideas for recycling textiles, such as rag rugging. www.tradeschool.coop/norwich
  • The Little Gallery in Dereham offers quilting and patch working and creative textile courses  www.thegallerydereham.com/classes
  • GillyBee Designs in Brundall offers a range of sewing classes for adults of all abilities and also some children’s classes. Additionally regular sewing cafés are run where you can take along a part finished sewing project for expert guidance on moving it forward www,gillybee.co.uk
  • Sew Creative at Wroxham Barns offers a whole range of quilting and other needlecraft courses.  www.wroxhambarns.co.uk/outlet/sew-creative
  • Janet Major – sustainable textile maker and stylist offering some demonstrations and workshops  www.janetmajorimage.co.uk 

Please note that these organisations are in no way associated with the Norfolk Waste partnership, or any of the councils that form part of it, and we accept no responsibility for any part of their courses or any information contained within their associated websites.

sewing-3If you run any similar classes and would like them to be considered to appear on this page please contact us with details using the form below.

And if you think you could become a volunteer to help us promote our Make do and Mend sessions, or know someone who can help, please let us know.

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* The local authorities in the Norfolk Waste Partnership are: Breckland Council, Broadland District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Norfolk County Council, North Norfolk District Council, Norwich City Council, South Norfolk Council. We will not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission or the council is legally obliged to do so or it is for the prevention or detection of crime or fraud. Your personal data will always be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
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